The cheapest times to fly from ACA to IAD are

  • April 9th to June 3rd
  • early November
  • December 24th to March 25th (except the weeks of January 1st and March 12th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ACA to IAD is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1037 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $544 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Acapulco (ACA) to Washington, DC (IAD) will usually cost between $575 to $829 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $611. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $898. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $288 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $668 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ACA to IAD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ACA to IAD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ACA to IAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ACA to IAD flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Acapulco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $138 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $594. Return trip prices are from the IAD to ACA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ACA to IAD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ACA to IAD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 11.08% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACA to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from IAD
  • Usually 3.29% less expensive than IAD
  • 1-layover flights available

See ACA to PHL flights


Flight Hacking ACA to IAD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ACA to IAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (ACA > GDL > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $502
  • Average savings: $167 (24.93%)

See ACA to MEX flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (ACA > MEX > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $567
  • Average savings: $101 (15.12%)

See ACA to GDL flights

Hack #3: Monterrey (ACA > MTY > IAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $601
  • Average savings: $68 (10.1%)

See ACA to MTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ACA to IAD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Washington Dulles International Airport to General Juan N Alvarez International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2039 miles or 3281 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ACA to IAD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ACA to IAD flight is about 4 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Acapulco and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from ACA to IAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ACA
Origination airport name General Juan N Alvarez International Airport
City Acapulco
Country Mexico
Latitude 16.8
Longitude -99.8

Return Airport

Destination code IAD
Destination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5


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